On behalf of Organizing and Programme Committees of the international conference PUBMET2023: THE 10th CONFERENCE ON SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING AND COMMUNICATION IN THE CONTEXT OF OPEN SCIENCE we cordially invite you to sponsor this year’s 10th anniversary conference.

PUBMET2023 will be held at the University of Zadar, Croatia from 13 to 15 September 2023. The conference is organised by the University of Zadar, Department of Information Sciences; Croatian Association for Scholarly Communication; Ruđer Bošković Institute; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; University of Zagreb, School of Medicine, and University of Rijeka, Faculty of Medicine.

By supporting the conference, you will have the opportunity to present your products and services to a wide audience, from researchers, academic teachers, publishers, editors, librarians, information and communication experts to policymakers. The focus of the conference is scholarly communication (publishing as the most visible channel) and metrics. This year’s conference will focus on the following topics:

  • The brave “new” world of institutional publishing – Open Access publishing affordable for authors/institutions and service providers 
  • The growing importance of libraries in the Open Access and Open Science era
  • Research efficiency, effectiveness and performance in the light of the Reform of the Research Assessment 
  • Open peer review: models and benefits 
  • Responsibility, ethics and inclusiveness in research and publishing 
  • Role of open science infrastructure in enabling Open Science 
  • FAIR principles and digital objects
  • Artificial intelligence in scholarly communication 
  • Training, education, awareness-raising and building capacity for Open Science
  • Environmental awareness and sustainability in scholarly communication

All themes will be presented by invited speakers, shorter presentations by registered speakers, workshops, poster session and in panel discussions.
PUBMET2023 offers sponsorship opportunities at four different levels: Platinum (1500 € or more), Gold (1200 € or more), Silver (800 € or more) and Bronze (600 € or more). Any other type of support you find more appropriate to your promotional strategy can, of course, be discussed with the Organizing Committee.

After last year’s very successful conference in Zadar and online with 524 registered participants, and a very rich programme, consisting of invited lectures, short talks, panels, workshops, sponsors’ workshops and a sponsor session, this year’s celebratory conference will be more focused on the presentation and dissemination of the research data and exchange of the information and ideas from various experts, researchers, information specialists and librarians, editors, publishers, educators, policymakers, communication specialists and journalists.

Depending on the sponsorship level, several benefits are offered, including a link to the sponsor’s website on the conference website and advertising during the conference. Sponsors can also take part in the sponsor’s block, giving short lectures or virtual workshops. Details are given in the following table

Sponsorship opportunities and benefitsPlatinum ≥€1500Gold ≥€1200Silver ≥€800Bronze ≥€600
Different size sponsor’s logo & link on the conference website
Company description on the conference website
Sponsor’s logo in the online Book of abstracts
Sponsor’s ad in the online Book of abstracts2 page1 page1/2 page1/4 page
Sponsor’s logo on the conference final programme
Sponsor’s logo on display before the session starts-
30-40 second commercial break between sessions--
Sponsor’s workshop60 min40 min--
Presentation in the sponsor’s block15 min10 min5 min-
Exhibit tables on site-
Number of complimentary registrations3211
Promotion of sponsors on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)--
Virtual bags* (coupons, vouchers, online courses or free trial software, etc.) for conference online attendees
Event bags* (promo material, coupons, vouchers, etc.) for conference on site attendees

*All materials prepared by sponsors will be distributed to registered participants by the organizer.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities please contact Jelena Viličić at


Lea Škorić, PhD
University of Zagreb School of Medicine
PUBMET2023 Programme Committee Chair

Jadranka Stojanovski, associate professor
University of Zadar
Ruđer Bošković Institute
PUBMET2023 Programme Committee Co-Chair